Child Abuse Commentary From Cathy – A Near Tragedy

by Cathy
(Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada)

This story is in response to Marina from Prince George re: Clifford Olson (Canada's most notorious serial child killer). When I was 14 years old, in 1976, I went to Port Alberni (on Vancouver Island) with my 12-year-old sister. We had argued, and she was walking ahead of me. A car pulled up beside me, and a man opened the door. He said nothing, and I did not get in the car. He did the same with my sister, up ahead of me. She did not get in the car. I saw his face again on TV when they arrested him. I have never forgotten this.

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Jan 20, 2009
Very poignant...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

By virtue of the good sense you and your sister exhibited both of you were spared the demise of at least 10 children, all dead at the hands of Clifford Olson. Authorities believe he would kill again if allowed to go free. Indeed, many believe he has killed other children and/or has information as to the whereabouts of their remains, but they cannot prove it. May he never again taste freedom.

Thank you for sharing your experience with my visitors and me.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Jan 21, 2009
by: Francine

This is so crazy! I hope that man never goes free again! Well, at least you and your friend are safe now!

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